Halo Bar & Bistro - Renaissance Edmonton Airport
The neoteric, ultra cool go-to modern bistro; re-imagined for Edmonton.
Everything about our dinner tonight was amazing. The cocktails, salads and mains were all great. The service was excellent. I would highly recommend.
Enjoyed our Valentines dinner at Halo this evening. It was a super busy night!!
Service was impeccable from arrival to departure.
There was a 3 course menu offering a variety of choices for Valentines or the regular menu. We chose to go with the Valentines menu. You could close one of 2 appetizers and 1 of 3 entrees and everyone received the same dessert. We chose the scallops appetizer & beef tenderloin entree. Our meal was so good! The appetizer was lovely. Scallops were cooked to perfection. Our entree arrived after a bit of a wait, which we were told was going to happen by the manager ahead of time so we were prepared. It was worth the wait. Beef tenderloin was tender and cooked perfectly. Our server, Corey was experienced. He was attentive but not hovering. He was able to make wine recommendations that were spot on.
Phong, (the manager I believe) made sure everyone was aware that there was going to be a wait for the food due to an unexpected influx of patrons. I would rather know than be left wondering what the hold up is.
Very pleased we decided on Halo tonight. We have never been disappointed. Looking forward to our next meal at Halo.
We have eaten at Halo and stayed as hotel guests several times , we’ve taken friends here, celebrated birthdays and special occasions . Last night Valentine’s Day dinner was very disappointing. We chose to order off the menu instead of the fixed Valentine’s Day special. My husbands chicken wings were good as always and I was going to order my favorite cheese board . I learned it changed when the menu changed and had wasn’t interested in it and was told they didn’t even carry those assorted cheeses anymore so couldn’t swap the meat out for more cheese , that’s fair . So I sat hungry waiting for our mains for almost 1.5 hours . A host stopped by to tell me service was slow on purpose for Valentine’s Day so as not to feel rushed , ok I didn’t even ask but thanks for the info .. other tables that arrived after us were served appetizers and mains before us. When the mains came I was shocked to see three little flat shrimp tacos with 3 or 4 shrimp and some gloppy sauce inside . I actually opened them up to see what it was , I think I saw a black bean in one but I can’t be sure . I chose the lobster bisque for my side and was served it without a spoon and had to wait and flag down our server Cory. My husband ordered Chicken Truffle Supreme with pasta and it had absolutely zero flavour ! I tried a bite which was generous of him , as his serving was so small to begin with and offered him my lobster bisque to use as a sauce just to have something with flavour on it . We were asked if we wanted to see the dessert menu and we took a peek but we decided we had spent too much time and money to be so unhappy and just wanted to leave and grab a bite elsewhere on the way home . We aren’t the type to return after a bad experience and we certainly won’t recommend Halo ever again. There’s just too many other good restaurants to spend our time and money in . You shouldn’t have to go to out to eat after you go out to eat !
This place is amazing. We have been celebrating most special occasions here with my husband for the last few years and are never disappointed. Great design and ambiance. The service is exceptional. Staff is friendly and go above and beyond every time. The food is incredible! I am vegetarian and the mushroom ravioli is one of my absolute favourite meals ever. The incredible mushroom flavor meeting the sun dried tomatoes in the sauce - delightful. Give this place a try, you will not be disappointed.
Food was very good. Service was very good. I will absolutely make a point of going here more often. I plan to try more menu items to make sure it is not just a one off thing. Well that is going to be excuse! I was just thinking about the fact that I wanted to go back today.
Terrific food and staff!!!
Amazing food, service, and experience! Jennifer was the best server!!
We come here often and always love it. Menu changed and they took of our favourite desert :(. Service was not very good this time, server was nice enough but very forgetful.
We went to Halo to celebrate our anniversary with another couple. The food was phenominal. Cory was an excellent server who knew how much to stay around the table and how much to leave us private. We all had the chef's special, braised short ribs with gnocci. We were all impressed as the short rib melted in our mouths and exploded with flavour.
Delicious food. Great customer service. We'll be back again.
We had a wonderful night and the food was exceptional
Great ambiance. Exceptional service. Good was amazing.
Eating at Halo is always a great experience. The staff are amazing and fun to kibitz with.
Very nice atmosphere and the food was very good. Great access to the Airport.
This place is amazing and I am always amazed it is not more busy. The design is very nice, elegant but hip. The cocktail list great, the service exceptional. We have never had a visit when the chef did not come out to ask himself how the food was or did not send a complimentary item to our table. They go above and beyond. The food is superb, just great presentation, superb flavor. Do yourself a favor and visit. You wont regret.
Staff are awesome. Rib eye was not worth it. Tough. Salads were just okay.
Great service. Good food for what you pay.
My husband and I went to Halo for our Valentines day dinner. The service was excellent. My husband had the rib steak and I had shrimp tacos. Both were very tasty. When we were finished, our server, Prince, brought us a heart shaped candle and a boxed piece of cake to take home. We also got a rose. An excellent evening!!
Early Valentines. Food was fantastic. Service was even better than the food. Samantha was attentive, made excellent recommendations after just a few questions, was very knowledgeable about food and drink choices, and finished the evening off in style. Thank you kitchen and thank you Samantha!
Samantha was an amazing server. Detailed. Attentive. Lovely.
Food was spectacular. Loved our dinner! Rahim knows how to make his place classy as can be. 👌🏻👌🏻
Good food. Great service. The special lamb soup for the evening was excellent.. enough spice but not overwhelming spicy with a ground lamb. The deconstructed Tiramisu was light and not too sweet.
Service was excellent! Food was not the greatest for what you’re charged.
Had an awesome time. Waiter was great.
Food was delicious!!
We live close by and dining here makes it seem like we are on a holiday. Don’t forget to validate your parking.
Fantastic atmosphere, service and amazing food! Great way to kick off the honeymoon before we fly out!
The table had dirty glasses and Kleenex on it upon arrival. The food took about 45 minutes after we ordered and two of our party had to wait an extra 15 mins for their steaks. The burgers were not good and the fries had sat under heat lamp for far too long. My order was incorrect but I ate it due to not wanting to wait. The waitress knew it was incorrect but did not offer to take off or discount the bill. The waitress was unable to split the bill for 10 people into three so we had to figure it out for her. They were ill prepared for our small party although we had made reservations. Have been there a few times, but will likely not return
Great ambiance. Friendly servers. Delicious food/great menu selection.
We’ve had dinner at Halo on a number of occasions - it never disappoints. Excellent service, excellent food, excellent time. Menu has something for everyone. Highly recommended.
Service was good, a bit slow at one moment but we didn't mind too much as that can happen anywhere. Food unfortunately was not that good, it was alright but not at all what we were expecting for the price range and for the type of ambiance (which was lovely). We were especially looking forward to dessert which was the biggest let down after a mediocre meal (four people and we all would not order any of our food again). The bombe was made too thick for a chocolate bombe, and the other dessert we had just tasted of overwhelming sweetness, nothing else. We hope to have a better experience in the future if we choose to ever return, although if we do it definitely will not be for another special occasion.
The food was ok, but the price for it was much too high. Not enough value for the money. The service was very good.
The decor, service and menu were all outstanding. My husband had a strip-loin and said it was one of the best steaks he has ever had. I had shrimp tacos and they were fantastic. The wine selection was good and the server was warm and friendly, it was a pleasure to have her look after us.
Halo was perfect, as always! We will continue to be regulars there.
Food is delicious and the service is great. Went fir a birthday dinner and after our entrees was surprised with a birthday dessert without ordering one. Much more to my surprise was the we were charged for what seemed a complimentary dessert. Inly $10 but did not appreciate the charge after the bill was already over $150.
Excellent service and food. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable. Very accommodating with minor substitutions. Would be nice if the parking was complimentary since this restaurant certainly isn’t cheap. Parking cost $14 on top of the cost of the meal.
Service was good, food was great. We were surprised how empty the restaurant was for a Saturday night.
Service was great and food was tasty.
We loved it!! They gave us a private room for our party of 6. Food was fabulous and great value! Will be going back!
Always amazing tasting high quality food with great staff. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
The service was excellent. I have a number of allergies and it was not problem for the chef to accommodate.
Enjoyed our first time here. Restaurant was very quite, but cool atmosphere. Feels a bit like a Vegas restaurant inside, unique for Edmonton and hotel restaurants in general. We had excellent service, some of the best I've had in the Edmonton area recently. Will be back!